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Acceleration & Horizontal Power Workout For Sprinters

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Acceleration & Horizontal Power Workout For Sprinters

Here is a workout that is great for sprinters to perform during their off-season or pre-season. The goal is to work exercises that help emphasize horizontal power, while also working on the specific skill of acceleration. For this workout, you will need the following: A track or nice patch of grass to train on. A medicine ball of 6 to 12 pounds. A running sled with 25 to 45 pounds. The Workout This workout consists of a couple parts. First, you will perform some jumps and throws to prime your system for sprints while also working on horizontal power development....

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Complex Contrast Training Methods - The Best Training Methods For Sprinters & Speed Power Athletes

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Complex Contrast Training Methods - The Best Training Methods For Sprinters & Speed Power Athletes

Complex and Contrast Training Methods for Sprinters & Speed Power Athletes Today we are going to cover what I see as the best approach to strength training for sprinters or other speed/power athletes. We’re going to talk about the complex method and contrast training, how it works, why it is superior to traditional resistance training, and how you can start implementing it into your own training program.When you set out to implement a training program with the intent of improving sprinting performance, it can be daunting in that there are so many ways to train. Should you lift heavy? Should...

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Rudiment Hops - The Plyometric Exercise For Every Athlete

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Rudiment Hops - The Plyometric Exercise For Every Athlete

Plyometric and jump training is common in the training of many athletes. Coaches for decades have found benefits in utilizing different types of jump training in their development of sprinters, jumpers, team sport athletes, etc. While it is certainly true that athletes can benefit from jump training of all sorts, I personally feel that there is a tendency to add more advanced forms of jump training into sprint training programs before athletes have mastered basic hopping and jumping exercises. This may work for many, but rudiment hops give us a good balance of risk versus reward compared to more complex...

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